Spotted: Stephen Caulfield – Heliograph

Spotted: Stephen Caulfield – Heliograph

Today I’m introducing you to the track Heliograph by the British composer Stephen Caulfield. Stephen have been making music since a very young age, and has released lots of music since then.

The track Heliograph was released on the album Circuits which came out on September the 7th of 2020.

Tell us something about the track Heliograph!
A heliograph is an old way of communicating using reflections in a mirror that signal using flashes of sunlight. The song is a duet between piano and a vibraphone and the music represents the messages being sent back and forth with each note of the vibraphone signalling the glint of the sunlight in the mirrors.

This album kind of took me by surprise, I wasn’t planning on making it and all of a sudden, there it was. I had been working on music for a number of different projects and when I put them together I realised that they worked well together and formed a cohesive album that I really like. On the album I have continued to explore ambient and piano led composition, but I have also introduced some stronger orchestral elements too which I think provide some nice dynamic range over the course of the 15 tracks. As well as the music on Circuits, I have made videos for each track on the album using a series photographs of light manipulations I made that I then animated.

Thank you for sharing this with us Stephen!

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